Is Your Speaker Website Getting You Gigs?

Speaker Launcher

The post Is Your Speaker Website Getting You Gigs? Emerging Speaker Rising Superstar Speaker Seasoned Speaker Speaking Business Strategy finding speaking gigs marketing speaker website speaker's bureau speaking business. speaker website speaking engagement The Wealthy Speaker School Wealthy Speaker websiteYour speaker website can either do one of two things. It can get you into the “maybe” pile. Or it can eliminate you from the competition.

How to Handle Difficult Business Situations Before They Become a Problem

Speaker Launcher

In your speaking business, you will undoubtedly run into difficult business situations from time to time. Emerging Speaker Rising Superstar Speaker Seasoned Speaker Speaking Business Strategy booking gigs build your speaking business facing difficult business situations running your business solving problems speaking business speaking engagement

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Who Is Your Perfect Audience?

Speaker Launcher

Emerging Speaker Rising Superstar Speaker Seasoned Speaker Speaking Business Strategy audience find your perfect audience perfect audience pick a lane speaker speaking engagement speaking gigs target audience target market Wealthy SpeakerMany of my readers have already honed in on their perfect audience. My client Bob decided to go all-in on dentists years ago and that has paid off in spades. Sarah loves non-profits, especially in health care.

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3 Conversations You Must Have to Get Big-Fee Speaking Engagements

Pivotal Public Speaking

Many experts who want more big-fee speeches start off with all the right tools: great topics, fabulous speaking style, and a book with a lot of buzz. Their book and publicity get people to take their call, but their conversations cause them to lose the speaking engagement. Any expert who wants big speaking fees has to be adept at handling three conversations in the sales process. You just know that you’re going to speak to this group.

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Marketing Through Speaking Engagements - Nolo's Legal Marketing Blawg

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Nolos Legal Marketing Blawg Published by Home Website Practice Areas Contact Us « Previous | Home | Next » Jan 14, 2009 Marketing Through Speaking Engagements Virtually every guide on marketing a law firm recommends speaking engagements as an effective way to generate clients. So thats the focus of this weeks post: How to make the most of speaking engagements to market your practice.

How Does He Get So Many Speaking Gigs?

Great Public Speaking

This is my overriding principle that came from years of hard knocks trying to get people to hire me to speak. I get more speaking engagements than I ever had before. Once people start recognizing you in your industry booking speaking engagements will be a lot easier. I don''t want you stuck in your speaking career so this blog post will help you move forward. Now I only accept the best a speaking gigs.

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Working with Speakers Bureaus, Speaker Do’s and Don’ts with Holli Catchpole

Speaker Launcher

Minimum fee and number of speaking engagements per year. Holli is an active member in the speaking industry, having served on the NSA/IASB Council since 2003, a board member for IASB 2007 through 2014 and served as the 2012/2013 IASB President. The Wealthy Speaker Podcast booking gigs booking speaking events finding an agent Get Paid to Speak Holli Catchpole Jane Atkinson speaking agent speaking business speaking industry speaking industry trends

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Industry Trends and Speaker Do’s and Don’ts with Holli Catchpole

Speaker Launcher

Minimum fee and number of speaking engagements per year. Holli is an active member in the speaking industry, having served on the NSA/IASB Council since 2003, a board member for IASB 2007 through 2014 and served as the 2012/2013 IASB President. The Wealthy Speaker Podcast booking gigs booking speaking events finding an agent Get Paid to Speak Holli Catchpole Jane Atkinson speaking agent speaking business speaking industry speaking industry trends

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What's the relationship between confidence and nervousness?

Speak Schmeak

Last week, I gave a 10-minute presentation based on some of the challenges in my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program. It also usually dissipates fairly early on in a presentation, but because this was a short gig, it never fully went away. This is a group I speak in front of regularly, and I'm frequently trying out new material on them.) Speakers Public Speaking Anxiety Speaking Engagements

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Bye-Bye Boring Bio: Attract Clients, Speaking Gigs & Media Interviews Now.

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Nancy Juetten President, Main Street Media Savvy said “Taking your speaking school was among the best decisions I ever made to advance my business. Juetten is the author of Bye-Bye Boring Bio: Attract Clients, Speaking Gigs and Media Interviews Now. Example: "Kiplinger's personal finance magazine reported: 'An investment in Patricia Fripp's speaking school is the sixth most powerful investment anyone can make in their professional career.'"

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Bye-Bye Boring Bio: Attract Clients, Speaking Gigs & Media Interviews Now.

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Nancy Juetten President, Main Street Media Savvy said “Taking your speaking school was among the best decisions I ever made to advance my business. Juetten is the author of Bye-Bye Boring Bio: Attract Clients, Speaking Gigs and Media Interviews Now. Example: "Kiplinger's personal finance magazine reported: 'An investment in Patricia Fripp's speaking school is the sixth most powerful investment anyone can make in their professional career.'"

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What's the relationship between confidence and nervousness?

Speak Schmeak

Last week, I gave a 10-minute presentation based on some of the challenges in my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program. It also usually dissipates fairly early on in a presentation, but because this was a short gig, it never fully went away. This is a group I speak in front of regularly, and I'm frequently trying out new material on them.) Speakers Public Speaking Anxiety Speaking Engagements

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London notebook: Lessons from speakers and speechwriters at #ESN2013

The Eloquent Woman

The view from lunch with a speaker When you say "yes" to an invitation to speak, you hope it embraces you in return, and that''s exactly what happened on my trip to London last week to give the closing keynote at the International Speechwriting Conference. I have weeks of great blog posts to come, but wanted to share these notes from my trip, particularly as they relate to my topic of women and public speaking. books we like affiliate links Graveline speaking engagements

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Who's the boss? You are!

Speak Schmeak

Survey the organization I have two questionnaires: one is about the company in general and how my presentation fits into the overall theme of the conference or training, and the other is a questionnaire for individuals who will be attending my workshop, to find out what their public speaking needs are. These two questionnaires form the bulk of information I receive about a speaking engagement. Arrangements for your speaking engagement will not always go this smoothly.

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Who's the boss? You are!

Speak Schmeak

Survey the organization I have two questionnaires: one is about the company in general and how my presentation fits into the overall theme of the conference or training, and the other is a questionnaire for individuals who will be attending my workshop, to find out what their public speaking needs are. These two questionnaires form the bulk of information I receive about a speaking engagement. Arrangements for your speaking engagement will not always go this smoothly.

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It's a marathon, not a sprint

Speak Schmeak

But guess what: Her speaking gig isn't until October. When you get the gig, that's when you call for the consultation. Take the time - you'll need it! -- Do you have a speaking engagement on your calendar? Preparation Quick Fixes The Business of Coaching The Business of SpeakingIn May of this year, a long-time social media contact got in touch with me and scheduled a coaching consultation. She knew she needed coaching and was ready to roll.

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Always bring your A game

Speak Schmeak

Have you ever justified not preparing or practicing for a speaking engagement by telling yourself, "It's only going to be a few people" or "None of the bigwigs will be there" or "I'm doing it for free"? In essence saying, "This is a B gig and I'm bringing my B game." They are giving you their time and maybe their money to come hear you speak. Every speaking engagement is a chance for you to improve your skills and confidence.

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December 12for12 Challenge: Put it all together

Speak Schmeak

It's December, which means it's the last month of 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 ! We've been building "confidence muscles" with monthly challenges designed to help you get out of your comfort zone and build confidence in a variety of settings that will prepare you for your upcoming speaking engagements! First of all, do you have speaking engagements on your calendar? So make those speaking opportunities for yourself and get some gigs on the calendar.

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How the Professionals Make Money

The Speaker Point

April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About How the Professionals Make Money February 2, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments Public speaking is a puzzling career to figure out. Professional speakers usually lecture as an addition to their “real” jobs, where they get the expertise and insight to speak in the first place.

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[Podcast] How to Find Clients by Building Your List with Hugh Culver

Speaker Launcher

He’s used his list to get many of his speaking engagements over the years. He’s used his list to get many of his speaking engagements over the years. In this episode, Hugh shares strategies for building an email list that translates to paid speaking gigs. “I just wish I knew where to find more clients!” We’ve all been there. The solution might lie in your email list. Speaker and author, Hugh Culver knows a thing or two about email list-building.

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Speaker Profile: Seth Braun

The Speaker Point

April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About Speaker Profile: Seth Braun April 1, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments Who are you? How long have you been speaking professionally? Technically, I had my first paid gigs at age 23, so that would be twelve years. What do you speak about? Basically, I speak on “Living Your Dreams.”

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Always bring your A game

Speak Schmeak

Have you ever justified not preparing or practicing for a speaking engagement by telling yourself, "It's only going to be a few people" or "None of the bigwigs will be there" or "I'm doing it for free"? In essence saying, "This is a B gig and I'm bringing my B game." They are giving you their time and maybe their money to come hear you speak. Every speaking engagement is a chance for you to improve your skills and confidence.

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Are you dreaming about it or doing it?

Speak Schmeak

your first speaking gig doesn''t have to be on a "Big Stage." And no, if you''re shooting for a motivational speaker title, you''re not going to get paid for a while, so take the pro bono gigs that come your way. take the necessary baby steps to speaking up and speaking out. Start speaking your mind in meetings. Here are 7 ways to practice public speaking at work. And here are 7 ways to practice public speaking as an entrepreneur.

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Payment vs. exposure

Speak Schmeak

Some of you get paid to speak; others hope to get paid one day. That is, we will be invited to speak pro bono, or will be offered less than our usual rate, and we'll have to decide if it's worth it to take less money in order to get exposure or visibility. I will tell you right up front that only a few of my pro bono speaking engagements have paid off in clients or future speaking engagements. You get paid to speak. Do you speak pro bono?

Impact and Income Beyond the Stage: Leverage Your Speaking Career into an Expert Empire

Pivotal Public Speaking

What can a 29-year-old who specializes in speaking to teens teach corporate speakers and consultants? Paid speaking engagements are only the beginning of your impact and income. magazine award-winning entrepreneur Josh Shipp how he leveraged his red-hot speaking career into an empire. How to leverage your speaking gigs for mass impact and income. Tags: public speaking public speaking business with Josh Shipp.

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Clothing distractions and malfunctions

Speak Schmeak

When you're planning what to wear for a speaking engagement, think about what you'll be doing. I know that now and take it into account when I'm preparing myself for a gig. Quick Fixes Preparation TV inspired Public Speaking Anxiety EntertainersDownload audio here. Watching Wanda Sykes the other night on her TV show, I noticed her doing something I've done many times when sitting in front of an audience: Trying to cover the tummy bulge.

Clothing distractions and malfunctions

Speak Schmeak

When you're planning what to wear for a speaking engagement, think about what you'll be doing. I know that now and take it into account when I'm preparing myself for a gig. Tags: Quick Fixes Preparation TV inspired Public Speaking Anxiety Entertainers Download audio here. Watching Wanda Sykes the other night on her TV show, I noticed her doing something I've done many times when sitting in front of an audience: Trying to cover the tummy bulge.

Take charge of your event

Speak Schmeak

In order for you to make your speaking engagement the best it can be, you're going to have to take charge of your room. Ideally, you have already asked for certain features when you booked the speaking engagement, but checking the venue also brings issues to the forefront that you couldn't anticipate. These are just two examples of why it's important to make the room your own and take charge of your gig.

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Smart self-promotion: 6 must-haves on your speaker page

The Eloquent Woman

Showing organizers and committees that you are an available, experienced, and interested speaker will make all the difference in your ability to get more and better speaking gigs. Here are my priorities for your speaker page: Video of yourself speaking before a live audience: I don't care whether this is video from your friend's iPhone, or professionally shot video, but such a video (or several) should be prominently featured. Forget "shameless self-promotion."

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Is lack of attention costing you business?

Speak Schmeak

Meanwhile, a week goes by and their speaking engagement is a week closer. They will stop inviting you to speak. And believe me -- you will stand out from the rest of the sloppy communicators trying to get the same gig as you. Quick Fixes Preparation Pet Peeves The Business of SpeakingI've heard (and made) this complaint a lot lately: People don't listen. People don't read. People don't pay attention to detail.

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How Public Speaking Makes You Richer, Thinner, and Better in Bed!

Speak Schmeak

I get especially riled up when I read about public speaking courses, books, techniques and "proven systems" that promise to make you a highly paid speaker even if you have no experience and no topic to speak on. So is it actually possible to become rich, skinny and great in the sack through public speaking? Building your speaking skills can bring more respect from colleagues and supervisors. Becoming successful at public speaking is not easy. I have issues.

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The Speakers Bureau Myth

Speak and Deliver

One of the many myths about the speaking industry is that Speaking Bureaus will line your pockets with money, promote you to stardom, and remove any need for you to market yourself. Successful - In other words, you already get plenty of speaking engagements, and they can parlay your marketing efforts to line their own pockets by helping take over the marketing machine you've already built. In Godfather speak, it's not personal, it's business.

Is lack of attention costing you business?

Speak Schmeak

Meanwhile, a week goes by and their speaking engagement is a week closer. They will stop inviting you to speak. And believe me -- you will stand out from the rest of the sloppy communicators trying to get the same gig as you. Quick Fixes Preparation Pet Peeves The Business of SpeakingI've heard (and made) this complaint a lot lately: People don't listen. People don't read. People don't pay attention to detail.

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Who's the boss? Part 2

Speak Schmeak

Today I was reading Cam's post at ChaosScenario about dealing with bureaucracy, and I realized that I better mention this other critical aspect of setting up a speaking or coaching gig with an individual or organization. But for those of you who do things the other way around, putting in a lot of time, energy and expertise preparing for a speaking engagement or other project and then not getting paid for it is a real possible outcome of a scenario like this.

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5 Ways to spiff up your act, BBC America-style

Speak Schmeak

This is what we, as speakers, should be doing before every speaking engagement: visiting the space and researching our audience. Are your visuals engaging? Do you want to know if your participants are using what they learned, or do you just move on to the next gig, never looking back? Stories The Business of Coaching Preparation Engaging the Audience TV inspired Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Analogies Entertainers

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5 Ways to spiff up your act, BBC America-style

Speak Schmeak

This is what we, as speakers, should be doing before every speaking engagement: visiting the space and researching our audience. Are your visuals engaging? Do you want to know if your participants are using what they learned, or do you just move on to the next gig, never looking back? Download audio here.

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From Free to Fee: How Experts Get Paid to Speak

Pivotal Public Speaking

The transition from speaking for visibility to paid speaking is like jumping off a cliff: if you survive that first leap, the rest will seem easy. Go Where the Gigs Are. The first change you have to make is where you speak. The easiest way to get paid is not with associations; there are too many speakers in those venues willing to speak for free. The flow of your speaking must be very smooth and transitions seamless.

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Speaking and sport

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Because my talks often involve anecdotes about amusing incidents that have happened at other speaking engagements, audiences usually assume that at my next booking I will be telling a story about them! Afterwards we chatted and she didn't mind, in fact she booked me for the Oxfordshire WI Markets Annual Lunch the next year, another great gig, but I look back on it as unprofessional behaviour by a fairly novice speaker. Durrington Women's Institute, Wiltshire.

Ten Tips for Launching Your Public Speaking Career

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But how do you launch your public speaking career, for real? Here are ten tips to get you started and build a database of testimonials to help land future speaking gigs: Here are some ideas to get you started, Luisa: Make a list of your speaking topics. Add them to your profile on LinkedIn so people who visit your profile will know your areas of speaking expertise. Do a few trial speaking engagements at your local library or the Chamber of Commerce.

what does it take to get on the program?

The Eloquent Woman

Free Range Librarian looks at the issue in library conferences, asking whether women are less likely to pursue speaking opportunities, or whether organizers are less likely to recognize their acoomplishments? Many of the online writers have started speakers' bureaus, listings and other resources to demonstrate the availability of women speakers, and others are speaking out on blogs or complaining directly to meeting organizers.

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Six straightforward speeches then facing up to a problematic presentation

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

April was fairly busy for talks, beginning with an evening booking speaking about The Power of Humour in Everyday Life for the Ringwood Tuesday Club at the town's Conservative Club. The next week I was back in one my favourite towns, Cosham, speaking to Club 55 who meet in Cosham Conservative Club , the topic: The Power of Humour in Everyday Life. In the end I decided to concentrate on the existing gig rather than any potential future booking and give them the best talk I could.

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How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com

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chrisbrogan.com Home About Speaking Rockstars Newsletters Contact Best Of How to Start Speaking at Events December 8, 2008 · Comments One day, I wasn’t a speaker at conferences, and then I was. If you’re interested in speaking at events, I have some ideas on how you might get that going. Are you speaking to further establish yourself and your company as thought leaders? It’s a great way to find new places to speak.

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May blooms with our top 10 tips

The Eloquent Woman

May burst forth with lots of speaking engagements on my calendar, and a new series on the blog about top women speakers of today (about which more below). I also share with you an experience in speaker flexibility from one of my own speaking gigs this month! Don't forget: An introduction is just a brief way to show your speaking skills. I got that reminder firsthand in May, a busy month in my speaking schedule.